Amstelveen opens dialogue between Jews, Muslims

Stadsplein, Amstelveen
Stadsplein, Amstelveen. (Photo: Rokus C / Wikimedia Common)

A meeting will be held in Amstelveen next week between city councilors and members from the Jewish- and Muslim communities in the city. The goal is to discuss the important issues for both groups in the run up to the parliamentary elections in March, Het Parool reports.

The meeting is organized by the Jewish Muslim Platform Amstelland, the Jewish-Islamic organization Mo&Moos and the Jewish Bendigamos. Amstelveen councilors of the VVD, PvdA, D66, SP, ChristenUnie, CDA and GroenLinks will attend.

The meeting will focus on issues such as safety, discrimination against Jews and Muslims, religion and education. While the relation between Muslims and Jews is not currently a topic of major concern, the organizations still find it important to organize joint events and make sure the relationship remains good.

The meeting will be held at P60 Amstelveen on February 14th.